Training up Anglican Leaders At George Whitefield College
An Introduction to Alex Sserwadda
This year we are continuing our financial support for George Whitefield College, an Anglican seminary in South Africa, by paying for one student’s bursary.
The bursary provides for the student’s total tuition, room, and board for a year. As a church we believe that training up a pastor in Africa can have an immense impact in building the kingdom. The student’s name is Alex Sserwadda. After he graduates, he hopes to return to his parish in Mityana, Uganda and be involved in training ministers. Below is a video prepared by Alex to introduce himself. A letter of update and prayer requests by Alex is released periodically on our monthly church newsletter. If you would like to sign up to this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to learn more about George Whitefield College, you can watch this video, an introduction to George Whitefield College, or visit the George Whitefield College website.
Robert and Lisa Stewart, Missionaries in Japan
Matthew 28:18-20 says:
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
As Jesus has commanded us to “make disciples of all nations“, Christ Church NYC actively seeks to partner with global missionaries to support them in their endeavor to spread the gospel message to the world.
Beginning October 2019, Christ Church NYC will be financially supporting our mission partner, Robert and Lisa Stewart, in their ministry work in Japan. The Stewarts began their missionary journey in Japan by working at a school for missionary children started by Mission to the World (MTW). Then, in 2009, they were called to serve the MTW’s Tokyo Bay team as assistant church planters. In 2012, Shin-Urayasu Grace Church was established.
Please pray that God will call many Japanese to a saving faith in Jesus Christ and that Shin-Urayasu Grace Church will be a Christ-centered church committed to reaching the community, Japan and the world with the gospel of Jesus. If you would like to find out more information about the Stewarts family, please visit their blog page.
Hope for New York
Christ Church NYC is pleased to be a church partner with Hope for New York. Hope for New York works with churches and organizations who are committed to holistic ministry in both word and deed, connecting them to a larger citywide movement of mercy & compassion. Hope for New York provides volunteer and financial resources to the affiliates they partner with, and they connect churches like Christ Church NYC with opportunities to serve all over the city. Opportunities like offering hot meals and resources to our homeless neighbors, providing job skills training to people returning home from being incarcerated, and mentoring children & youth. If you are interested to find out more about service opportunities, please subscribe to Hope for New York’s monthly emails.
Current Opportunity to Serve – Don’t Walk By
Don’t Walk By is an annual winter outreach to people experiencing homelessness in New York City. Volunteer teams canvass the streets and subway lines of Manhattan looking to meet and our neighbors in need. Outreach teams meet new friends on the street and invite them to dinner at a host site. Here guests are offered a hot meal, and a range of additional items and services such as clothing, basic medical care, overnight hospitality at a partner facility, and the option to enter longer term programs. Now in its 12th year, Don’t Walk By 2020 will take place across the first four Saturdays of February at four different host site locations. Each Saturday’s outreach will cover a quadrant of Manhattan and mobilizes up to 400 volunteers.
We are asking for 20 volunteers from Christ Church NYC to serve at the Eastside Don’t Walk By Event, located at Central Presbyterian Church. The event will take place on Saturday, February 8 from 12:30pm to 8:00pm. For more information, visit our event page here.
The Bowery Mission Women’s Center
The Bowery Mission Women’s Center offers women in crisis a safe environment and community to repair their lives, and connect with Christ. This is a residential program for women in hard times that incorporates spiritual grounding, economic empowerment, and emotional equipping. On the third Saturday of every month, the women of Christ Church gather together to prepare dinner, and fellowship with these women over the meal. These and other events like these are vital in providing a loving community to these women, as we are called to love one another, as Christ first loved us.
If you would like to be part of this mercy ministry, please contact email@example.com for more details. You could also learn more about The Bowery Mission Women’s Center by visiting their website.